The Mumbai cricket team has got their new coach as Amul Majumdar. The place was vacant since Ramesh Powar took over as the coach of the Indian women’s team. Amol Majumdar, the big name of domestic cricket, has now been given this responsibility for the 2021-22 season.
Majumdar was elected by the three-member committee headed by former Indian batsman and national selector Jatin Paranjpe, former Indian batsmen Vinod Kambli and Nilesh Kulkarni.
Many heavyweights were contenders
Several stalwarts were in the line for the post, including former Indian opener and all-time great batsman of Ranji cricket Wasim Jaffer, former Indian leg-spinner Sairaj Bahule, 1983 World Cup winning Indian team hero Balwindur Singh Sandhu and former Mumbai wicketkeeper Sulakshan Kulkarni as head , Who was interviewed by the CIC last week.
Majumdar’s big name in first class cricket
Since Powar’s resignation, Majumdar was considered the most suitable contender for the post. The former Ranji winning captain has scored 11 thousand 167 runs in 171 first class matches. During this time, 30 centuries and 60 fifties are also named with an excellent average of 48.13. Despite such excellent records, he never played for Team India. After his retirement, he has been the batting coach of the National Cricket Academy and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL.
The new coach will get 50 lakh rupees annually
According to media reports, MCA President Vijay Patil, Secretary Sanjay Naik and Cricket Reform Committee want to pay a good salary to the new coach given the pressure of the high-profile job. The new coach of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) team is expected to get Rs 50 lakh annually.